CW Developing Australian YA Paranormal Romance for New Series
CW Developing 'Buffy'-Like
Supernatural Drama 'Embrace'
Based on the Jessica Shirvington book, Bill Laurin and Glenn Davis will adapt the project, which hails from CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television.
The CW is looking for anotherBuffy the Vampire Slayer.
The youth-skewing network has given script orders to supernatural drama Embrace, based on the book by Jessica Shirvington.
The hourlong project is based on the author's young-adult novel and revolves around twentysomething Violet Eden (EDIT: Pretty sure she's a teenager), who discovers that she's half angel and the key to a centuries-old war between fallen angels and their earthly protectors. (Super unique, no?)
Bill Laurin and Glenn Davisare on board to write and executive produce the effort, which hails from CBS Television Studios. Amblin Television's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are also on board as executive producers.
Embrace joins the similarly themed supernatural drama Copeland Prep in the network's development pipeline. The Bret Easton Ellis and Fake Empire drama revolves around students at a secondary school so competitive that they're being turned into monsters and spreading the ramifications throughout the town. Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke is on board as an executive consultant. The network is also developing Amazon, a Wonder Woman prequel.
The CW has found success with The Vampire Diaries and other sci-fi fare, includingSupernatural, which returns for its eighth season next month.